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Starting at $815
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The Retreat at Rocky Ridge
1000 Autumn Wood Dr
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$815
2 Bedrooms
$855
The Retreat apartment homes have contemporary kitchens with granite-inspired countertops and black appliances. There is a state-of-the-art fitness center and basketball courts on-site. Easy access to shopping and entertainment venues.
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Starting at $805
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Hawthorne at Lake Heather
1 Lake Heather Reserve
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$805
2 Bedrooms
$1,111
3 Bedrooms
$1,817
This luxury community is just minutes from Highway 280 and I-459. Luxury apartments feature ample space, designer kitchens, and lots of storage. Amenities include an outdoor kitchen, saltwater swimming pool, and fire pit.
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Starting at $1,268
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Tapestry Park
801 Montclair Rd
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$1,268
2 Bedrooms
$1,597
3 Bedrooms
$1,862
Ideally situated between I-20 and I-459. Stylish apartment homes with a designer kitchen, carpet, hardwood floors and private laundry facilities. Community includes a clubhouse, a pool, trash valet, bocce court and a fitness center.
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Starting at $1,160
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The Village At Lakeshore
251 London Parkway
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$1,160
2 Bedrooms
$1,483
3 Bedrooms
$1,759
This upscale community features a pet park, clubhouse and resort-style pool. Apartment features include designer cabinetry, walk-in closets and open floorplans. Red Mountain Park and Bluff Park Shopping Center are just short drives away.
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Starting at $841
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Chace Lake Villas
98 Chace Lake Pkwy
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$841
2 Bedrooms
$910
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
Spacious apartments with access to 24-hour fitness center, car care center, tennis court, basketball court and outdoor pool. Resort-like environment conveniently located near Riverchase Galleria.
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Starting at $1,035
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The Point at Oak Mountain
1 Stonecrest Dr
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,035
3 Bedrooms
$1,445
Beautiful location in the Greystone area close to shops and dining. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with in-home washer/dryer, private patio/balcony and hardwood floors. Community features volleyball court, tennis court and pool.
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Starting at $560
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Fox Valley
513 Valley Ave
Birmingham, AL
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1 Bedroom
$560
2 Bedrooms
$640
Convenient location near UAB, Samford University and I-65. On-site laundry facilities and a swimming pool. Just a short walk to local restaurants and entertainment venues.
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Starting at $480
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Brookstone Apartments
4141 Pinson Valley Pkwy
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$480
2 Bedrooms
$590
3 Bedrooms
$700
Located in the Pinson Valley Industrial Park with easy access to several universities, including Alabama State and the University of Alabama. Complex features prime amenities like outdoor pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. Short-term leasing available.
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Starting at $620
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Crestview Apartments
2700 Temple Crest Dr
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$620
2 Bedrooms
$720
Conveniently situated just off of Greensprings Highway and I-65. Located just minutes from UAB, Miles College, and Samford University. Units include washer and dryer connection, ceiling fans, and one two bedrooms.
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Starting at $997
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Retreat at Greystone I
201 Retreat Dr
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$997
2 Bedrooms
$1,380
3 Bedrooms
$1,427
New premier community in north Shelby offers open floor plans, kitchen islands, granite counters, fireplace, wood flooring, walk-in closets, private entry from garage. Enjoy green community, salt-water pool, controlled access, and fitness center.
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Starting at $855
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Park Place
600 24th St N
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$950
2 Bedrooms
$855
3 Bedrooms
$1,110
Modern homes with energy-efficient appliances and nine-foot ceilings. Residents get access to a playground and fitness center. Pet friendly. Very close to UAB. Located along the MAX bus route.
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Starting at $1,175
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Arium Lakeshore
2850 Venice Rd SW
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$1,175
2 Bedrooms
$1,430
3 Bedrooms
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A gated community that features intrusion alarms, walk-in closets and rainfall showers. Amenities include a 24-hour gym, a fire pit and a dog park. Minutes to downtown Birmingham via Interstates 20 or 65 or Hwy 11.
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Starting at $785
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The Trails at Cahaba River
801 Cahaba Forest Cv
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$785
2 Bedrooms
$855
3 Bedrooms
$1,215
Just moments from the Target shopping center and Inverness Plaza, this community has a great location and offers residents a fitness center and two swimming pools. Apartments feature walk-in closets, vaulted ceilings and wood-burning fireplaces.
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Starting at $930
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Stonegate
101 Leaf Lake Blvd
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$930
2 Bedrooms
$1,131
3 Bedrooms
$1,430
Luxury meets comfort in these spacious homes with hardwood floors, expansive windows, designer kitchens and other unique finishes. Located in a quiet neighborhood of Birmingham with pool, dog park, tennis court, and more.
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Starting at $688
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Eagle Ridge
1 Eagle Ridge Dr
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$688
2 Bedrooms
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Newly redesigned apartments have brand new interior features with upgraded lighting and plumbing packages, designer wood flooring and brand new kitchens. Community features a Jacuzzi and lighted tennis courts.
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Starting at $799
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Abbey at Inverness
1000 Hunt Cliff Rd
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$799
2 Bedrooms
$889
Located just minutes from Highway 820, I-459 and the Summit. Residents enjoy cyber cafe, free Wi-Fi, pools and fitness center. Units feature custom cabinetry, granite countertops and gourmet kitchen.
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Starting at $920
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Cahaba Grandview
2800 Riverview Rd
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$920
2 Bedrooms
$1,035
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
Landscaped community with a state-of-the-art fitness center, dog park, resort-style pool, and resident clubhouse. Units feature stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, wood-plank flooring, and raised ceilings.
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Starting at $1,080
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Advenir at Station 121
2000 2nd Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Studio
$1,080
1 Bedroom
$1,223
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
Prime location in the center of downtown Birmingham close to shops and entertainment. Apartments have washer/dryer in-unit, private patio/balcony and updated kitchens. Gym, pool, bike storage and courtyard.
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Starting at $1,040
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Retreat at Mountain Brook
4816 Sharpsburg Dr
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$1,040
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
3 Bedrooms
$1,305
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Starting at $925
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Kenley
10 Kenley Way
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$925
2 Bedrooms
$1,210
3 Bedrooms
$1,525
Comfortable apartments with a fireplace and ceiling fans. Tenants get access to a pool, gym and tennis court. Pet-friendly. Easy access to US Route 280. Close to Oak Mountain State Park.
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Starting at $780
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Colony Woods
2000 Colony Park Dr
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$780
2 Bedrooms
$870
3 Bedrooms
$1,126
A fantastic community with ample luxury. Apartments feature a fireplace, hardwood floors and updated appliances. Available furnished. On-site tennis court, pool, gym and a fire pit. Trash valet and package receiving available. Pet-friendly.
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Starting at $650
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High Pointe Apartments
1229 Beacon Parkway East
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$650
2 Bedrooms
$740
3 Bedrooms
$900
The pet-friendly Birmingham apartments feature a pool, in-unit laundry, a playground, and sports courts. One- to three-bedroom apartments convenient to Samford University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Starting at $1,011
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Arbors at Cahaba River
50 Cahaba River Parc
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$1,016
2 Bedrooms
$1,011
3 Bedrooms
$1,269
Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets. Amenities include a 24-hr gym, media room, and a coffee bar. Nearby restaurants include California Pizza Kitchen, Macaroni Grill, and the Cheesecake Factory.
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Starting at $958
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Colonial Grand at Riverchase Trails
1000 Riverchase Trl
Birmingham, AL
1 Bedroom
$958
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Located near I-65 with controlled access. The community features two pools, a fitness center, and lots of green space. Each unit includes architectural features, tiled sunrooms, and large windows. Designer features throughout.
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City GuideBirmingham

At the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains sits one of the American South’s most storied cities, Birmingham, Alabama. Outsiders may forever remember the city for its violent, segregationist past, but residents of today’s Birmingham know their city as a vibrant, ethnically diverse community that just happens to boast some of the Deep South’s most affordable and attractive renting options. So what do you say? Are you ready to head on down to Dixie and start living the high life with Birmingham’s best? Then stick with us, because we’re the one-stop virtual shop for all your apartment hunting needs.

Life in Birmingham

Let’s not kid ourselves: The consensus among those who’ve never lived in Alabama – or at least visited it– is that the state is nothing but a giant backwoods farmland filled with dudes in cut-off tees who drive around in their Confederate flag-covered pickup trucks all day blaring “Free Bird.” Then they go home, crack open a fresh can of whatever light beer was on sale at the local Piggly Wiggly that day, and sit down on their couches (which are situated on their front lawns, of course) to watch NASCAR races that they taped on their circa-1983 VCRs.

Such depictions of ‘Bama may make for comedy gold, but the truth is that metropolitan Birmingham in the 21st century is home to more than 1.1 million residents who hail from various walks of life and enjoy all the amenities of a modern big city. Formerly a hub for the agricultural and steel industries only, Birmingham is now a hotspot for the healthcare, financial, and publishing businesses as well. Three of the state’s major law schools are located within city limits, in addition to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the UAB School of Medicine, and various other private and public universities, which combine to give parts of the city a strong collegiate vibe.

The city is also dotted with numerous parks, trails, art galleries, nightlife venues, ethnic restaurants, an opera house, symphony orchestra, and various museums including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Kelly Ingram Park, which pay tribute to past residents who dedicated their lives to the struggle for racial equality. Bottom line: If you show up in Birmingham expecting to find some barely-modernized episode of Hee Haw going on around you, you’re in store for a mighty case of culture shock.

Jobs and the Mighty Dollar Bill

Because the city’s cost of living rate is so low (17 percentage points lower than the average American city), Birmingham is an ideal stomping grounds for careerists looking to settle down, build up a bankroll, and stash away some greenbacks in the process. The city has become a hotbed in recent years for white-collar professionals in the medical, insurance, and financial industries, many of whom live in the plethora of budget-friendly rentals in the B’ham ‘burbs and commute to the inner city for work each day.

We don’t want to send you into Birmingham under false pretenses, though (wow, aren’t we sweet!), so you should probably know that “Magic City” isn’t quite so magical for all those in the workforce. Certain parts of the city are rather destitute, and nearly a quarter of Birmingham residents live under the poverty line. So use that world-famous common sense of yours and make sure you have a reliable gig lined up in Birmingham before scouring the land for your dream dwellings.

Traffic, traffic, and traffic

Have we mentioned traffic?

Because basically everyone in Birmingham who lives outside the downtown area drives his or her own car, rush hour traffic can be a soul-sucking, white-knuckling, hair-pulling, fist-shaking, middle finger-waving misadventure. Try traveling east on Hwy 80 around five o’clock, for instance, and you might find yourself jealous of the slugs crawling by at a pace much quicker than your own. Likewise, it won’t take long for you to realize why locals have dubbed the I-59/I-65 interchange “Malfunction Junction.” Public transportation (the MAX city buses and DART trolleys) is available, but it’s only a reasonable option if you’re bumming around the inner city, so make sure you bring your own car to Birmingham, and plan on spending an hour or two inside it on most days.

In recent years, the downtown area has seen an increase in high-end lofts and condos, while the areas immediately surrounding the eclectic, artsy Five Points South district remain popular locales for leasers as well. Some of the more desireable suburban neighborhoods include Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Hoover, where renters can typically find quality apartments and freestanding houses for rent in the $600-$800 range.

Tips for Tenants

Apartments and other rental units are easy as mom’s apple pie to find in Birmingham, so take your time and shop the market before settling on your future lodgings. Waiting lists are pretty much nonexistent, but if you do come across one, you might want to just shrug it off, because it won’t be difficult to find something comparable. Whether you’re in the market for a basic studio pad, a luxurious flat loaded with flash and dazzle, or anything in between, you’ll have no shortage of options in Birmingham.

In addition to apartments, condos, and townhouses, single family detached homes are readily available in Birmingham. Boring but meaningful stat alert: Just 47 percent of the city’s residents are homeowners, but freestanding houses account for 61 percent of all residential buildings. It doesn’t take a math degree from UAB to realize those numbers add up to good news for renters who’d prefer four walls to call their own (at least temporarily!).

Different landlords throughout town have different rules regarding pets (most allow them, but some don’t), subletting, and roommates, so before you visit an apartment, call ahead to get some preliminary info. And be on the lookout for move-in specials, which frequently pop up especially around the UAB/Five Points/Southside areas. Rental prices obviously differ depending on size, location, and amenities, but the typical 1-2BR unit in Birmingham goes for between $500-$800 and lucky leasers can even find a few furnished luxury pads in a similar price range.

And now you’re all set to start the journey for your dream digs. So welcome to Birmingham, enjoy some grits and hominy while you’re down here, and happy hunting!

August 2018 Birmingham Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Birmingham Rent Report. Birmingham rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Birmingham rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released Birmingham’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Birmingham renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apart...

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